[Black Sun Press] Carroll, Lewis; Marie Laurencin, illustrator
Alice in Wonderland
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Soft Cover. Number 64 of 370 copies of the edition for European collectors. There were also 420 copies printed for the American market. This is a beautiful production from The Black Sun Press, founded by American expatriates, the poet Harry Crosby and his wife Caresse, issued the year after Harry’s notorious suicide at the age of 31. The press was continued under the supervision of Caresse until the 1950s. The book is a fine representation of the quality of the books done by the press. There are six lovely signed lithographic illustrations by the noted French artist, Marie Laurencin. The book is a softbound oblong quarto with title and author in red to front cover and spine. Small discolorations at top of front cover and bottom of spine, and light signs of handling; otherwise in very good plus condition. Interior pages are clean and bright, as are the illustrations, which are protected by tissue guards. The chemise in which the book came is in pieces, with the boards and spine present but detached. The slipcase is in very good condition, with the pink leather backing and cream paper boards showing only the slightest signs of handling. 114 pages. PRI/081111. Very Good.